Banda (UP), Jan 16 (Agencies): Released from prison after a little over a month, the minor backward community girl allegedly raped by a BSP MLA and later framed in a fake theft case on Sunday said she wanted her tormentor to be hanged and accused the police of beating her while the legislator's brother watched.

"I want that he should be hanged," the 17-year-old said, a day after she walked free yesterday from Banda district jail, about 220 km from Lucknow, where the rape accused Purshottam Naresh Dwiwedi, 48, was also lodged.

She alleged that the policemen assaulted her in the presence of the MLA's brother. "The policemen there beat me up. His (MLA's) brother Raja was sitting right there in front."

The teenager was released following a direction from Chief Minister Mayawati, who faced severe embarrassment over the incident involving her party MLA and the Allahabad High Court ordered that the girl be "released forthwith from jail unconditionally" and "adequate security" be provided to the alleged victim and her family.

Mayawati ordered the dalit girl's release on the basis of a probe by CBI-CID which found the allegations leveled against her to be untrue and said action will be taken against policemen involved in harassing the minor who was charged with theft apparently as part of a  conspiracy" after she was allegedly raped by Dwiwedi.

The girl said she was living in fear. "I am very afraid. I want that I should be given a safe place to live," she said.

Sub-inspector Jabbar Ahmad was on Saturday suspended for manhandling the girl during her detention in the police station.

The girl alleged that Ahmed refuse to take her statement. "He only took the version of the MLA," she said.

The victim said she was confident that she would get justice now.

The release order was issued two days ahead of the hearing on bail application of the girl in a Banda court.

The girl was arrested on December 12 on charges of committing theft at the MLA's residence.

She later alleged she was raped twice by the MLA on December 10 and 11 and stuck to her allegations in a statement made before a local court on January 10 after which it ordered police to take immediate legal action.

"The chief minister has ordered the release of the girl currently lodged in Banda Jail on the basis of a report submitted by the CB-CID," an official spokesman said in Lucknow on Saturday.

Detailed probe will continue, the spokesman said. The Allahabad High Court ordered that the girl shall be "entrusted to the care of her parents".

The order was passed by a specially-constituted Division Bench comprising Justice Imtiyaz Murtaza and Justice S C Agarwal, which took suo motu cognizance of a newspaper report wherein it was stated that the teenaged girl might have to spend "a few more days" in jail despite having been given a clean chit by the CB-CID.

Mayawati said that the state government would ensure hearing of case in a fast-track court.

The High Court took serious note of the fact that the MLA, suspended from the Bahujan Samaj Party, was lodged in the same jail as the victim.

It also expressed concern over the report quoting the MLA that "revenge will be exacted from parties that got me framed in the case".

"In view of this, it is directed that the SP Banda shall provide adequate security to the victim and the family members.

Meanwhile, taking up the cudgels for the minor dalit girl, a group of pink-sari clad women who have been holding demonstrations under the banner of "Gulabi Gang" to highlight her plight say their fight is still not over despite the legislator's arrest.

A determined Sampat Pal (48), whose group of lathi-wielding women is fighting against discrimination and atrocities in the Bundelkhand region for a decade now, took up the cause of the dalit girl after her relatives claimed that she had been framed in a false theft case.

Alleging that the jailor of the district prison where the victim had been lodged did not allow any of her family members as well as her sympathisers to meet her, Sampat alleged that "the MLA's cronies were free to go and threaten her anytime".

The group is now planning an agitation to press for action against the erring police personnel.

Sampat said the group held demonstrations all over the district to draw the attention of the media, politicians and local people.

MLA issuing threats to whistleblower: Cong

Accusing arrested BSP MLA Purushottam Naresh Dwiwedi and his supporters of issuing threats to the Congress legislator, who blew the lid off Banda rape case, the party on Sunday demanded that security around him be beefed up.

"Congress MLA Vivek Singh, who brought the Banda rape case involving a backward community girl to light, has been threatened by Dwiwedi. He is also receiving threats from other persons," UPCC chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi said.

A party delegation would also meet the Governor on Monday demanding enhanced security cover for the MLA, she said.

The Congress leader said she had already written to UP Chief Minister Mayawati asking her to increase the MLA's security cover.

She said a letter had also been written to Home Minister P Chidambaram in this regard.

"Union Minister of State Jitin Prasad, who was here on Saturday, was not given protocol as per his post by the state government," she said.

Charging the state government with interpreting protocol in an arbitrary manner, Joshi said, "Such an act is against the democratic system and a party delegation will meet the Governor and lodge a protest."